By this point, most of us have heard of Botox. Even if someone doesn't know exactly what Botox does or how it functions, they at least recognize the name. While Botox is easily the most recognizable, it's actually not the only anti-aging injection option on the market. In fact, there's another equally effective anti-aging treatment called Jeuveau, that is reporting very strong results across the country.
What is the Difference Between Botox and Jeuveau?
The primary difference between these two anti-aging treatments, is the foundational ingredients used for the treatment. Botox another name for an ingredient called anabotulinumtoxinA. Jeuveau is the ingredient prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs.
As you can see, both of these ingredients have the term "botulinumtoxinA" in them, so they are fairly similar. However, these ingredients differ in their purification processes, types and structure of proteins involved, molecular weight, how the increments are measured. However they are both derived from botulinumtoxin.
What is Botulinumtoxin, and Is It Safe?
Botulinumtoxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria C. botulinum.
Don't be alarmed by the term "neurotoxin"! Botulinumtoxin is derived from the neurotoxin, meaning it is processed, attenuated, and developed into ingredients that are completely safe to use for human beings.
How Does Jeaveau Work?
Since Jeaveau is a Botulinumtoxin, it will behave very similarly to Botox.
Jevaveau works by diminishing and blocking nerve signals that initiate muscle contractions in the face. Once these muscle contractions are relaxed, it diminishes undesired wrinkles such as crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and marionette lines.
Which is Better...Botox or Jeaveau?
This is a very tricky question to answer as of right now. The short answer is that both Jeaveau and Botox yield positive results, and that each injection is a better "fit" for certain patients.
Jeaveau is becoming increasingly regarded as the main competitor with Botox. Patients all over the country are reporting very positive results and outcomes. You may find a lot of articles and reviews of patients saying they've made the switch from Botox to Jeaveau.
However, this may be simply because Jeaveau is "newer" to the market than Botox. We're all somewhat guilty of wanting the latest and greatest. It may be possible that some of these positive reports are simply excitement about having the received the latest and greatest anti-aging treatment. It may also be that Jeaveau really is better for some people, than Botox and vice versa. Clinical data will continue to develop to measure the statistical benefits of Jeaveau relative to Botox.
As we continue to collect data on Jeaveau and Botox, one thing is for certain: the best way to choose between the two options will always be consulting a licensed medical professional and seeing which option is best for you. Keep in mind, there are also ways we can improve the overall effectiveness of our Jeaveau and Botox injections such as massaging the injected area (at least 24 hours after the injection), and exercising the facial muscles associated with your injection site.
Long story short, consult a licensed medical professional to help you decide if Jeaveau or Botox is better for you, and to get the most out of your anti-aging treatments!